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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Skeletons In The Closet

Every family has a secret. Whispers from my husband’s family were about an Aunt who killed her husband with a baseball bat …. while he was sleeping. She was committed for life to a hospital for the insane. I’ll always wonder what he said to her before he fell asleep.

“Lord Willing and The Creek Don’t Rise”

Lord willing and the creek don’t rise,” was something that my Great-grandma Sadie often said. When you are raised in the Ozarks of Missouri, life and travel often depended on the water level of the creek.          Sarah Ann Silvey 1880-1970

Old Before Your Time

Snapchat has lots of filters – one is for aging yourself. I’m guessing this won’t be a popular item for anyone past 40. 😉

Everyone Has A Story

Francisca Rodela was born, lived, and died in Ysleta, Texas. 1889-1976  I’ve spent a lot of time researching to find the history of her family. Everyone has a story waiting to be told.  

Using Newspapers for Family Research

Old newspapers have a wealth of information when researching your families’ history. I have found obituaries, property notices, wedding announcements, and even photographs. The articles often have personal information you won’t find anywhere else.

Tonya Ruiz


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